Little Theatre Of Manchester In Search Of Men for DREAMGIRLS

Little Theatre Of Manchester In Search Of Men for DREAMGIRLS

The Little Theatre of Manchester (LTM) is in search of several men to fill out the cast for its April production of DREAMGIRLS, including at least four African-American men to play principal roles.

To date, LTM has held three audition dates for the Motown-musical. "We had a tremendous turn out of very gifted people for this show, but we are still looking for more men," says Debi Freund, head of auditions for LTM. "We need several more talented African-American men for lead roles in the show, and we could use more men in the ensemble."

LTM is a community theatre, and all actors are volunteers. Auditions are free and open to the public.

Anyone interested in auditioning for one of the male roles in DREAMGIRLS, should contact auditions@cheneyhall.org or call LTM at (860) 647-9824.

Rehearsals for DREAMGIRLS being in early February and the production runs from April 12 through April 28. DREAMGIRLS will be directed by Jane Cerosky, music directed by Deborah Simmons, and choreographed by Tracy Funke.

Character Descriptions

CURTIS TAYLOR: Male, 25-45ish, African American, a Cadillac dealer turned Dreams' brilliant manager, then music mogul. Charming, smooth, and funny.

C.C. White: Male, 20-30, African American, talented songwriter for the Dreamettes/Dreams and is Effie's brother.

JAMES "THUNDER" EARLY: Male, 30-50, African American, a James Brown-like flashy star of early R&B that Curtis steals from Marty. A trendsetter, but trends pass him by.

MARTY MADISON: Male, 40's-60's, African American, an early manager of James Early, cleans up after many of James' messes, old-school, honest and loyal.

Male Ensemble (Chorus / Ensemble): Male, 20-50 to play various characters, all vocal types, some require African American actors, some open to other ethnicities.

About the Show

DREAMGIRLS tells the story of a young female singing trio who gets their big break at an amateur competition as 1960s Motown music becomes popular with both white and black audiences. But things begin to spin out of control when their opportunistic show business promoter demotes the overweight lead singer in favor of one of the more glamorous backup singers.

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